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2012-12-06 05:01:02

Entrepreneur.com, Highlights TickleMe Plant Kits - Unique Holiday gift kits to grow the only house plant in the world that closes its leaves one by one or all at once when you tickled!! TickleMe Plants make everyone smile when they Tickle it. It is easy to grow and is more like a pet then a plant! The perfect gift for the nature lover in everyone. Pawling, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 From Entrepreneur.com 10 Gifts for Kids Made by Indie Merchants entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225002#5...

Scientists Discover New Carnivorous Plant In Brazil
2012-01-10 14:02:11

In the kind of discovery seldom seen in modern biology, scientists say they have discovered a carnivorous Brazilian plant that uses sticky, subterranean leaves to catch and digest worms–an evolutionary strategy for acquiring nutrients that has never before been observed in the plant kingdom. Researchers say that the rare plant, known to scientists as Philcoxia minensis, has only been found in a handful of increasingly rare savannah regions in inland Brazil. In a report of their...

2011-01-15 00:00:42

New Herb Plants Offer Creativity To Consumers Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Potted herbs have long been a staple of homes, businesses, and kitchens everywhere, and as spring approaches, many look forward to new herb selections as a way to help reinvigorate their own ideas. The Growers Exchange always has a great selection of herbs, but this spring, three fantastic choices grace the virtual aisles, all of which are destined to prove useful to a variety of different buyers. "We really...

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2007-05-30 18:00:00

By ARTHUR MAX THE HAGUE, Netherlands - If you think the problem of endangered species is all about tigers, elephants and orangutans, ask a violinist where he gets his bow. The best violin bows are made from pau brasil, a tree from the Brazilian rain forest that has been exploited for 500 years, and was once so economically vital for the red dye it produced that it gave its name to the only country where it grows. Pau brasil is among dozens of plants and animals threatened with extinction...


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Victoria amazonica
2014-01-14 17:25:27

Victoria amazonica is large species of water lily plant. In fact, the species is the largest known plant in its family, the Nymphaeaceae family. V. amazonica is native to the Amazon River basin. The plant flourishes in shallow waters, specifically oxbow lakes and bayous. The very first publication of the plant’s classification was in 1837. John Lindley named the species from specimens brought to him from the British Guiana. Victoria amazonica grows up to 9.8 feet in diameter. Its flowers...

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2012-06-14 13:14:17

Symbol: PHNO2 Group: Dicot Family: Verbenaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N HI    I PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   LIIN6 Lippia incisa (Small) Tidestr.   LINO2 Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx.   LINOR Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx. var. reptans (Kunth) Kuntze   LIRE9 Lippia reptans Kunth   PHIN6 Phyla incisa Small   PHNOI Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene var. incisa...

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2009-04-28 13:32:41

The Paper Flower (Bougainvillea glabra), is the most common species used for bonsai.A Brazilian native, it features glossy green leaves with fine hairs and fuchsia colored stalks. It is an evergreen climbing vine whose trunk is typically twisted amid narrow stems with deep green foliage and prickly thorns. Clusters of small white flowers bloom among vividly colored paper like bracts. It is from these bracts that the name "paper flower" is derived. Paper Flowers are versatile and...

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2009-02-28 22:56:54

The Grugru Palm (Acrocomia aculeata) also known as Macaúba Palm, Coyol Palm, and Macaw Palm, is a species of palm native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is found from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its habitat is a wide variety of climates and situations. It is the only species in the genus Acrocomia. The Grugru Palm grows to between 49 and 66 feet tall. The trunk is up to 20 inches in diameter. It is characterized by many...

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2008-06-15 19:39:07

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta), also known as kariba weed after it infested a large portion of the reservoir of the same name, is an aquatic fern, native to south-eastern Brazil. It is a free floating plant that does not attach to the soil, but instead remains buoyant on the surface of a body of water. The fronds are .25 to 1.5 inches long and broad, with a bristly surface, and produced in pairs also with a third modified root-like frond that hangs in the water. This is an example of an...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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